tv News Weekly RT September 29, 2013 4:45am-5:01am EDT
this is artie's weekly news review welcome back to the program russian soyuz rocket successfully carried three new crew members to the international space station this week alongside the usual scientific duties we also have a unique mission to complete and artie's for scotland what's. on board are two russian cosmonauts while the names are all accounts of he's the commander and so are going to resign along with american astronauts michael hopkins now carter who's been to space before in two thousand and seven and two thousand and nine before resign skin hawkins this is their very first time meaning that it is a relatively inexperienced crew was done by all they're going to be carrying out the usual right of scientific and medical experiments because there are two of the crewmembers on board are indeed doctors but this is not like mission with
a difference because see and also if i can become the first people in history to carry the olympic torch into open space it's all part of the olympic relay that's going to see the torch travel around russia or ahead of the winter olympics in sochi in february now of course our thoughts will be alight twenty taken on a space walk for the very same torch will then be arranged during the opening ceremony of those winter games in sochi on february the seventh so it really is a mission with a difference but we are seconds away i think the nation thirty seven is about to head towards the international space station and.
while you know i am. really remarkable. the first time in history. rocks if you take what is known as the director and the current crew being in the national costume. meaning. the crew will dog with the r.s.x. beginning their six going to half month stay on board the international space station which is entering its year now and with the successful launch of expedition thirty seven it seems that the good work of the irish sas is set to continue for some time yet and over at r.t. dot com big money big problems the u.s. navy says from the top commander who's in charge of the forces of allegations of
counterfeit chips used for gambling casinos. see and on the ground thousands of troops and hundreds of armed vehicles from the us from baton rouge a constant joint on maneuvers testimony catching fire to the top in motion section . austerity continues to bite household budgets in portugal making it increasingly difficult for families to put food on the table and a cut to aid programs is making the situation even worse but now local volunteer charities are coming to the rescue so first reports. with little other choice they
way. this mother and her son and now reliance on the tonsils hunger and shapelessness increasingly common in today's lisbon thanks bill eighty two a charity could rethink the day to weight loss. was almost a million people in the country estimated to be severely materially deprived and struggling to put food on the table charities like this have to come essential to plug the gap. at the start of the evening shift i think now because of the crisis we have a lot of families we do. we do necessity of food because. sometimes there are more goods and all that is only meant to hear exactly things like employment has actually dropped a little bit don't you think the getting better slowly. i'm an economist myself so i think. right now in portugal i don't believe.
this strategy that we are taking because we should. we should focus on getting more employment then starting to have. some kind of. peace they're going to hold these house stary t. kind of way your doing stuff is one of the reforms aims is to have like the first city in the world often not wasting food so you think you'll achieve it yeah we believe so we feed operates on what they call a micro level they signed up restaurants and cafes in this area today in eight feet that they have let dave closing telling. us that we are here some of them some of them a long series good for us it's something sometimes we are lucky. depends on the
very real today. it's great because the leftover food is not being thrown into the garbage anymore back at headquarters and it's all hands on deck to prepare the food parcels all this the brainchild of. a lot of the people who receive our food have always struggled with crisis. and then we have people who are suddenly don't have work and don't have a. harder thing for them to take. to a situation of needing food assistance. we see those people. when we think of first started it was just one man one site said around thirty restaurants a great dane a little over a year and a half later and take a look at this they've got hundreds of volunteers they've expanded to sites more
than a hundred and fifty restaurants cafes and supermarkets no more than half a day to the core with the country struggling under the weight of a sterile. seventy eight billion year a barrel out and with spending cuts to feed programs threatening provisions to be in place in the country local volunteer programs set to become increasingly important and say tonight at least. a hungry so. it's. ukraine is approaching american energy johns to develop gas fields and his own for energy independence and the high price of gas gets from russia said to be behind the move and supposed benefits from the proposal have left some in doubt . so then no celestial see ok that's some way to introduce oneself not only did the new u.s. ambassador to ukraine congratulate ukrainians on their independence day in their
language but he also made his embassy employees sing a traditional song. to bring more sweet music to ukrainian ears mr piatt said the country's european integration will be his priority as will ensuring an easy passage for american oil and gas giants into its market exxon mobil and chevron the two companies interested in cooperation with ukraine they will bring american technologies know how and money into ukraine it will be good for the country and will help it become energy independent mr pie is certainly knew what strings to pull as the energy issue has been one of the most intensely debated in ukraine which has long been unhappy with the prices of the gas advice from russia ukraine has been fighting for its energy independence since the nine hundred ninety s. and when the first stock of the country using its shale gas reserves came up many
breathed a sigh of relief but as the time passes by this optimism seems to be waning while ukraine's energy minister was visibly happy with the shale gas initiatives once it's operational we will strive to fully meet our domestic energy needs and even become an exporter some raised a sensible question would the country actually win by letting foreign companies handle their resources enormously administration of ukraine's western ivanna from course krege and said no to chevron's shale gas operations on their soil leaving the company would simply rob them. under current conditions our region will not receive anything from these gas extraction this display of unease matters little though as energy experts expect gas corporations to lobby a lot to let parliament issue such permissions instead of regional authorities and while ukraine's west is being defiant the east of the country has already given up recently key a finalist a ten billion dollar deal with shell for the exploration and extraction of shale
gas a former press officer for ukraine state gas company enough the gas says the issue has been turned into a major political power play here but it's still unclear how much gas is there and whether it'll be possible to extract it yet everyone makes such a big deal of it it's like cooking a hand which hasn't been caught not even knowing if that had actually exists even the most optimistic forecast suggest that ukraine would not start extracting its shale gas until the year twenty twenty that's if there is any gas at all but until then a question remains pretty much open with this lead to the country's much desired energy independence or simply do a change in who they're dependent on. reporting from kiev in ukraine i'll be back with more news in just a few minutes here watching r.t. .
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